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Daily Archives: March 15, 2021

Israeli Short Film ‘White Eye’ Nabs Oscar Nomination

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Israeli short film “White Eye” by director Tomer Shushan was nominated for an Academy Award, popularly known as an Oscar, in the “Best Live Action Short Film” category. “White Eye” is one of five nominees in the...
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Grammy 2021: Tiffany Haddish wins with “Black Mitzvah”

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The Grammys awards ceremony is the panacea for every musical artist. While lights are always taken by other categories, comedy is also highly coveted. This year, the sense of humor so characteristic of the...
Comedians Efi Skakovsky and Meni Wakshtock. Credit: Courtesy/Bardak.

‘Haredi’ duo takes Israeli comedy world by storm

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Efi Skakovsky and Meni Wakshtock, two haredi comedians, have managed to shatter stereotypes by proving to secular Israelis that being haredi doesn’t mean you can’t be funny. The duo, known as Bardak (“chaos”), have taken the comedy world by...
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, 2016. Credit: Wikimedia Commons, official court portrait.

Two statues in New York City honor late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

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Two statues honoring the late Jewish Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg are being unveiled in her home city of New York. A bronze statue of Ginsburg in Central Park will be unveiled on Friday,...
Bella Rubinstein, Passover 1995. Photo: Courtesy.

Our German-made Passover seder plates

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Storytelling is a central feature of the Passover holiday. The imperative for Jews to retell our history assures that our children will never forget it. During the Holocaust, traditional Passover seder texts were handwritten in...
Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng addresses the Judicial Officers Association of South Africa's annual general meeting held at Kopanong Conference Hotel in Benoni. Credit: GCIS/Government of South Africa/Flickr.

South Africa’s chief justice confronts the apartheid analogy

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As of this writing, South Africa’s Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng was on day seven of a 10-day deadline to publicly apologize for a speech he made last year in which he offered a full-throated...
The Israeli Watergen system is installed in La Guajira, in the northeastern part of Colombia, to provide clean water to residents, March 2021. Credit: Courtesy.

Colombia community gets fresh-water system to boost health for students, residents

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Two devices that extract drinking water from the air were donated by Israel to schools in rural Colombia and installed last week in La Guajira, in the northeastern part of the country, which for...
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif at the Munich Security Conference in 2019. Credit: Wikimedia Commons/Balk/MSC.

Iran warns time is running out to revive nuclear deal

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Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Monday that the United States must quickly work to revive the 2015 Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) nuclear deal, due to Iran’s presidential elections scheduled...
Kamil Abu Rokon receives the rank of major general from IDF Chief of Staff Gadi Eisenkot, right, and Abu Rokon's wife in a ceremony at IDF headquarters in Tel Aviv on March 29, 2018. Credit: IDF Spokesperson's office.

‘Hamas wants an Islamist state in the West Bank’

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In November 2020, many months after cutting all ties with Israel, and with the declaration of Israeli sovereignty in parts of Judea and Samaria off the table, the Palestinian Authority agreed to renew security...

IsraAID sends vaccine-support team to Eswatini

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Israeli humanitarian aid agency IsraAID dispatched a medical, logistical and psychosocial team to Eswatini (Swaziland) on March 8 at the invitation of the Eswatini government to support the southern African country’s upcoming national COVID-19...